1963 Avanti Seat and Panel Upholstery

Elk solid with perforated inset.  Finding well made, high quality upholstery is a holy grail search.  To date, I haven’t been impressed with the light weight vinyl and poorly fitting seat covers available from some of the Stude vendors.  Having […]

Swiss Avanti Mechanicals Progress

Refurbed, painted blower. Refurbished with factory correct paint and surface finishes. 

This Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

photo credit – GBZ Two NEW front vent wing rubber gaskets with excess rubber trimmings. The untrimmed gasket to the right is what arrives in the mail from SI (Studebaker International).  The gasket in the center is the trimmed version. […]

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Adding Chrome Sparkle

Photo Credit – GBZ Here’s a top notch re-chrome job for the present 63 AvantiI’m restoring.  After the last re-chromer experience, it’s arelief to find a business person  who caresabout producing a quality product.

CA Car Headed To Switzerland

Working on the next Avanti restoration – recently assisted a client in purchasing a car from California.  A supercharged 1963 Avanti R2 with added AC. Photo Credits – GBZ The car was transported to me and is now in the […]

Avantis R1, R2 and R3

All three, owned by a southern gentleman who’s interest  in Avanti cars began when he was in his teens.    1963 Avanti R1 – full frame off custom resto’ Avanti R2 – mild clean up with new engine chrome 1964 Avanti […]

Southern Cars Have A Certain Charm

The Show Car – Finished full frame-off restoration. Avanti Turquoise Paint Color. Stude Turquoise and Black Interior. Custom Ribbon Walnut Wood Dash and console with refurbished gauges.  R3 Engine – Nemish Solanki built to Brad Bez spec’s. Super-tuned and strengthened. Straight […]

Second Full Frame-Off Avanti Restoration

The Driver Ionized Bronze Paint Color Custom Wood Dash and Console – Olive Ash Burl Refurbished Gauges R1 upgraded to R2+ Custom Butter Cream Leather Interior

Getting Close

Photo – GBZ …to finishing two full frame off restorations. Avanti R2Cleaned up – installed new engine chrome 

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